Conexión Américas named Finalist

Conexión Américas was honored yesterday during the annual Center for Nonprofit Management Salute to Excellence awards held at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Nashville.

Conexión Américas was one of three finalists for the Frist Foundation Awards of Achievement in the Team Building Category for the work done to create our nonprofit collaborative center, Casa Azafrán. The Frist Foundation awarded Conexión Américas a gift of $7,500. (The full list of winners and finalists are at the CNM site.)

“It is an incredible honor to be nominated and be recognized, not just just the 5-year process it took to create Casa Azafrán, but for the wonderful things that have happened — and will continue to happen — because 10 nonprofits came together to serve immigrants, refugees and the Nashville community as a whole, ” said Renata Soto, executive director of Conexión Américas.

Our team of partners

  • American Center for Outreach
  • American Muslim Advisory Council
  • Family & Children’s Services
  • Financial Empowerment Center
  • Global Education Center
  • Justice for our Neighbors
  • Mesa Komal Commercial Kitchen, a program of Conexión Américas
  • Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition
  • United Neighborhood Health Services
  • YWCA

Thank you

Thank you to the Frist Foundation, to the Center for Nonprofit Management and to the award panelists who visited Casa Azafrán and met with our staff and partners to learn more about what we do.

Learn more

To learn more about Casa Azafrán, please visit the center’s website, where you will find details on each partner, plus a calendar of events that includes arts and exercise classes, international cooking classes, pop-up restaurants, workshops and space rental information, and much more.

Awards Video

This video, created by Earnhardt Films,  was shown at the Salute to Excellence Award to showcase our award.